Mission
 

The "Société du patrimoine des Beaucerons" (Society of patrimony of Beaucerons) is the best historical and genealogical research center of Beauce. Its influence and its expertise in the history, archives, genealogy, patrimony and architecture of the area are well recognized, even beyond our borders. It highlights the memory of Beauce with its hundreds of fonds of archives of various sources, in particular:

-one of the largest photographic collections in Quebec (more than 640 000 pieces), of which there are very old photographs, on interesting subjects in the sought out topics, of great value, of which several of national importance;
-more than 160 linear meters of textual archives;
-more than 1 300 old maps and plans.

Having an important cultural and educational role, the "Société du patrimoine des Beaucerons" (Society of patrimony of Beaucerons) is the only organization of Beauce-Etchemin having the mandate to acquire, process, computerize, preserve and diffuse the historical files of the area, while following the international archive science standards recognized by the Canadian Council of archives.

The "Société du patrimoine des Beaucerons" (Society of patrimony of Beaucerons) gives researchers an important documentation on the region of Beauce: all monographs of the history of the municipalities of the area, an important collection of regional newspapers, invaluable cadastral documents, architectural inventories realized by the SPB, a vast collection of volumes of history and repertories of genealogy. It also gives complete access to the P.R.D.H. ("Programme de recherche en démographie historique de l'Université de Montréal" (research program in historical demography of the University of Montreal)) which constitutes one of the best tools of genealogical research.

Partner of the "Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec"(BANQ) (Library and Public records of Quebec) , of the Foundation Robert-Cliche and of the "Municipalités Régionales de Comté"(MRC)(Regional Municipalities of County) of the Nouvelle-Beauce, Robert-Cliche and of Beauce-Sartigan; the "Société du patrimoine des Beaucerons" (Society of patrimony of Beaucerons) is one of the most frequented regional centers of private archives in Quebec. Each year, it receives approximately 1 000 researchers and answers more than 1 200 requests for information.

The society's logo
represents a maple
sugar mould with four
sections in which is
embedded the forms
of a bleeding heart, a
Gallic rooster, a fish
and a house with
a false chimney.